POSTED: January 6th 2011

PyeongChang 2018 bid signed, sealed and ready to be delivered to the IOC

The stakeholders met today to finalize the bid file / PyeongChang 2018
The stakeholders met today to finalize the bid file / PyeongChang 2018

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA/PYEONGCHANG, Dec 6: Today the major stakeholders of the PyeongChang 2018 bid convened to sign and give their approval of the final bid file that will be submitted to the IOC in time for next week’s Tuesday deadline.

Bid ceo and Korean Air President, Yang Ho Cho, together with Gangwon Province Governor, Kwang Jae Lee, Korean NOC president, Yong Sung Park, and PyeongChang mayor, Seok Rae Lee, all gave their approval and signed the candidature file and the letter of undertaking during the meeting in Seoul today. The file outlines the 17 themes and guarantees and responds to the IOC’s 261 questions in their requirements.

Cho said: "The PyeongChang 2018 Candidate File is a fundamental document for the IOC's evaluation of our proposed Winter Games Plan and we are delighted to confirm that it has been endorsed and approved by all major parties involved with the bid.

"The submission of our Candidate File to the IOC represents a milestone moment in our campaign, and is an important opportunity to highlight PyeongChang 2018's commitment to offer the Olympic Movement a world of New Horizons - helping Winter Sports achieves new growth and new potential like never before."

This marks the third bid consignment for PyeongChang who undeniably brings to the table the experience of the past two bid preparations.

Highlights of the Korean winter Games bid features the most compact winter Olympics’ plan in history and very efficient transportation accesses via a multi-transport network including a 50 minute high speed railway connecting Seoul to the Olympic zone.

The bid also promises to stage extremely athlete focused Games with very short transport times to nearby venues.

The Korean bid also is endeavoring to boost the Asian winter sports market becoming a major hub for leisure and recreation.

PyeongChang will be receiving the IOC evaluation commission February 16-19 right after Annecy February 9-12. Munich will have the commission over March 1-4. The IOC is looking at repeating in the summer the very successful meeting that they hosted in the summer of 2009 for the 2016 cities.

The bid race has many more vital points to cover before the final vote takes place in Durban, South Africa July 6, 2011.

Keywords · PyeongChang 2018 · IOC · Yang Ho Cho · Kwang Jae Lee · Yong Sung Park · Seok Rae Lee

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